August 4, 2017 - Graham Foundation - 2017 grants to organizations
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August 4, 2017
August 4, 2017

Graham Foundation

Pietro Paolini, UR12 Downward Spiral: El Helicoide's Descent from Mall to Prison. El Helicoide, Caracas, Venezuela, 2012. Courtesy of Pietro Paolini/Terra Project. From the 2017 organizational grant to Terreform for “UR (Urban Research) 2017”

2017 grants to organizations

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The Graham Foundation is pleased to announce over 400,000 USD in new grants to organizations around the world to support 41 innovative projects engaging original ideas in architecture. Among the funded projects are exhibitions, publications, events, research projects, and site-specific installations and performances. These diverse projects and programs advance new scholarship, fuel creative experimentation and critical dialogue, and expand opportunities for public engagement with architecture and its role in contemporary society.

“This year marks an extraordinary group of projects from organizations around the world working to advance architectural thinking, push the boundaries of the field, and expand into previously underrepresented areas,” says Graham Foundation director Sarah Herda.

This year’s awarded projects were selected from a competitive pool of more than 220 submissions. The 41 funded projects are being undertaken by significant and emerging museums, educational institutions, architectural organizations, and biennials and triennials from around the world in cities such as Paris, Mexico City, Rotterdam, Cleveland, and Chicago, where the Graham Foundation is based. The new grantees join an international network of individuals and institutions that the Graham Foundation has supported through the award of more than 4,300 grants over the past 61 years in its role as one of the most significant funders in the field of architecture.

Exhibitions (14)
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art-Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture (New York, NY)
Heritage Fund-The Community Foundation of Bartholomew County-Landmark Columbus (Columbus, IN)
Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art (Liverpool, United Kingdom)
Materials & Applications (Los Angeles, CA)
The Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY)
New York Foundation for Architecture-Center for Architecture Foundation (New York, NY)
Palais de Tokyo (Paris, France)
Queens Museum (Queens, NY)
The Renaissance Society (Chicago, IL)
S AM Swiss Architecture Museum (Basel, Switzerland)
Serpentine Galleries (London, United Kingdom)
Socrates Sculpture Park (Long Island City, NY)
Storefront for Art and Architecture (New York, NY)
University of Chicago-Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts (Chicago, IL)

Film/video/new media (2)
The Architectural League (New York, NY)
Chicago Architectural Club (Chicago, IL)

Fellowship (1)
University of Illinois at Chicago-School of Architecture (Chicago, IL)

Public programs (8)
Association of Architecture Organizations (Chicago, IL)
Harvard University-Graduate School of Design-African American Student Union (Cambridge, MA)
Illinois Institute of Technology-Graham Resource Center and Master of Landscape Architecture + Urbanism Program (Chicago, IL)
Institute of Contemporary Arts (London, United Kingdom)
Lampo (Chicago, IL)
National Trust for Historic Preservation-Farnsworth House (Washington, DC; Plano, IL)
Navy Pier (Chicago, IL)
University of Illinois at Chicago-School of Art & Art History (Chicago, IL)

Publications (16)
Anyone Corporation (New York, NY)
Architectural Association School of Architecture-Unknown Fields Division (London, United Kingdom)
Buró-Buró (Mexico City, Mexico)
e-flux Architecture (New York, NY)
Flat Out (Chicago, IL)
FRONT Exhibition Company (Cleveland, OH)
The Funambulist (Paris, France)
Harvard University-Graduate School of Design-New Geographies (Cambridge, MA)
Het Nieuwe Instituut-Research Department (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)
New Museum (New York, NY)
Performa (New York, NY)
Project: A Journal for Architecture (Brooklyn, NY)
Rice University-School of Architecture (Houston, TX)
Terreform (New York, NY)
University of California, Los Angeles-Department of Architecture and Urban Design (Los Angeles, CA)
University of Florida-School of Architecture (Gainesville, FL)

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